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BIL UnConference Vancouver: Video!

March 20, 2014

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Featuring Amanda Palmer and BIL UnConference founder Michael Cummings, onstage at the Vogue last night! Hopefully the video will work. I hate Facebook video, but what can you do? What can you do? Register, volunteer, and participate in BIL this weekend. As an Unconference, it is what we make it. I for one plan to […]

BIL Conference Vancouver this weekend!

March 19, 2014

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You’ve heard about TED. Have you heard about BIL? BIL is the quirky, populist, unconference known as the ad hoc analogue to TED. Open to the public and fully participant driven, our yearly gathering features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, hackers, and those with a passion for community awareness, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. […]

The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

Talking Bitcoin on Ricky Shetty’s DaddyBlogger TV!

March 14, 2014

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Ricky Shetty is a tireless connector, networker, and internet powerhouse who has, like many people who have these skill sets, decided to integrate his work and his non-work life more directly, and the result: Daddyblogger.com. He asked me a few days ago if I’d do a Google Hangout, so I said yes and the power […]

Jobs: Bradley Manning Support Network Washington DC Organizer

June 10, 2012

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Yes, this is a paid position. No, it is not gloriously overpaid. But think what it will be worth in the points-that-annoy-your-horrible-trolling-relatives economy. Details: Washington DC / Baltimore area organizer needed in support of Army PFC Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Courage to Resist, in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network, is seeking applicants […]

Social Media Lessons from the Homeless: Ideawave 2011

March 28, 2012

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I love the Ideawave conferences. No matter what the topic, the timeline is ten minutes, so it’s ideal for Short Attention Span Theatre chicks like mineself, whether we’re presenting or just watching. In the last two instances, I have been presenting, so here is me from 2011 presenting on Social Media Lessons from the Homeless. […]

Ain’t Broke; Don’t Fix It: WordPress.com Stats

January 31, 2012

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Imagine that you had a house (this may not be imaginary, if you live outside of Vancouver). You’re renting, and Matt the landlord is generally pretty awesome. Sometimes he comes in and says he’s going to work on some stuff, but he is always clean and fast and tidies up after himself and these things […]

Internet Uncut: Avalon Explains NerdFighting

November 25, 2011

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One thing the internet teaches us all is that no matter how clued in you are, no matter how many times you’ve been Farked, Stumbled, or Plused, there’s always something out there you’ve never heard of that tens or hundreds of thousands of better-informed people have. Nerdfighting is one of those things. A place where […]

Internet Uncut: Cameron Bode of Occupy Vancouver

November 25, 2011

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If you had to design an environment that would make livestreaming difficult, would it not feature these traits: impermanent mobile intermittent access to power zero access to ambient wifi random, donated equipment only outdoors in freezing rain during an extreme wind warning in winter Thought so. Welcome to Occupy Vancouver, and the second in our […]

Advice for #OccupyVancouver

November 1, 2011

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I’m not sure what you did on Halloween, but I celebrated by handing out a bunch of apples to some strangely enthusiastic children (what is WRONG with kids today?You’re supposed to throw the apples at the house!) and getting into a Twitter fight with Occupy Vancouver. At least they were smart enough not to engage […]

Getting Judgey at Vancouver Startup Weekend

October 4, 2011

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Yes, it’s a legitimate excuse for me to judge people! For the second year in a row the organizers of Startup Weekend Vancouver (sponsored by the ever-awesome Kauffman Foundation) and specifically James Karg have asked me to be one of the judges for their Dragon’s Den-style event. By the time the judges see the presentations […]